Live Literature

Open mic slots every month

Some of the best writing

from around the world

New writing

and professional polish

Louis Marchesi, 2nd Monday of each month

Café Writers presents to you….monthly readings of poetry and prose of extremely high quality in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.   There are also open mic slots every month so do come along and share something of your own.

Meetings are held at Louis Marchesi, 17 Tombland, Norwich in the upstairs function room.  Meetings start at 7.30pm and the entrance fee is still, after more than ten years, only  £2.00!

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Cafe Writers was a blast – great audience, good humoured and keen

Sean O’Brien

The 2019 Café Writers Open Poetry Competition, judged by Zaffar Kunial opens on 1st September 2019


Forthcoming events

14th October – Mary Jean Chan and Will Harris

14th October - Joint headline Mary Jean Chan and Will Harris   Mary Jean Chan was born and raised in Hong Kong, and studied at the universities of Oxford and Royal Holloway. Her debut collection Flèche is a Poetry Society Recommendation, and was recently...

9th December – Chrissy Williams and Kathy Pimlott

9th December - Chrissy Williams (headiner)   Kathy Pimlott (support) Chrissy Williams is a poet, editor and tutor living in London. She edits the online poetry journal PERVERSE. Her first book-length collection BEAR was published by Bloodaxe in 2017. Poetry...

9th March 2020 – Amanthi Harris and S.A. Harris

9th March - Amanthi Harris (headliner)   S.A. Harris (support) Amanthi Harris was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in London. She studied Fine Art at Central St Martins and has degrees in Law and Chemistry from Bristol University. Her novel BEAUTIFUL PLACE is published...